Summary: Open office layouts have become fairly popular recently but there are some reasons why this kind of office layout might not be worth it.
Creating a business from scratch is time-consuming and stressful but it can be rewarding. Your exact reasons for wanting to start a company can be very different from someone else’s but one thing is certain: if you want the business to improve and grow you need to find a way to monetize.
If you are worried about how to monetize the concept of productivity has likely crossed your mind. How your employees work plays a big role in how efficient work is done and how products turn out. You have probably heard about open office layouts and you might have wondered if that style would work for your office. Despite the concept being popular, there are reasons why an open office layout may not be the best move.
One of the biggest downsides to an open office layout is the amount of distractions it will expose your employees to. When your employees no longer have offices, they will hear a lot more talking, typing, clicking, and movement. Additionally, your employees will have plenty of other visual noise around them that could distract them from whatever it is they are doing. These distractions might seem relatively minor but they can ultimately make it difficult for someone to focus.
Another big issue your employees might have with an open office layout is the general lack of privacy it creates. When you do not have a cubicle or office, and instead work alongside a number of other employees, you might start to feel a little anxious or feel like someone is watching over your shoulder.